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  1. Add a RenderEditorFor helper for performance

    ASP.NET MVC's HTML Helper has both "RenderPartial" and "Partial" - the difference being RenderPartial will write directly to the output stream, but Partial will render to a string, which is then usually written to the output stream.

    ASP.NET MVC also has the handy EditorFor helper which does some templating magic for form fields, however it renders to a string - there is no "RenderEditorFor" which would also write directly to the output stream for increased performance.

    I could reimplement my own helper which does this, but I'd like to see an official implementation.

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      0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • IDE Visual Studio 2015: Organize the project with mvc areas should be easy.

      Because VS2015 doesn't show the option "add areas" when I try to customize Tools context menu / add commands.
      I've been looking for a method to show it but I have not found

      Is there a procedure ?

      Thanks.

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        0 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Download asp.net downloads Azure SDK and bits - What the heck!

        Download asp.net downloads Azure SDK and bits - What the heck!
        The web installer than doesn't have any ability to select subset of items, in my case just asp.net code. Very poor experience.

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          0 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable ASP.Net scaffolding to generate CRUD data based on another class rather than only EF DbContext

            Today ASP.Net project scaffolding only allow you to select a entity model class + Entity Framework DbContext-based class in order to generate the operations on view and controller.

            We have a class that we call "Business Layer" that holds the instance of the DbContext EF code-first class. This layer contains all necessary business logic for that specific business domain, including CRUD and validations. We would like to be able to generate scaffold based on this class instead of rather have to point directly to DbContext.

            Maybe if ASP.Net MVC has an Interface which basic CRUD operations, it would be able…

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              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ASP.NET Identity membership DB Tool to mangage users, roles needed

              A simple user interface tool is needed to create and manage Users and Roles with ASP.NET Identity. Please port the ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool ( http://www.asp.net/web-forms/tutorials/deployment/deploying-web-site-projects/users-and-roles-on-the-production-website-cs ) to work with the new ASP.NET Identity membership DB

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                7 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                under review  ·  Pranav Rastogi responded

                We are looking into how can we provide this functionality. we want to provide it in such a way so that it is easy to customize and use it in your app.

              • Run t4 files on "Build time" natively.

                In Visual Studio Run t4 files on "Build time" as an option in the file Properties (F4), without using any dependencies. I know that "Tangible T4 Editor" do this with the Pro version.

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                  0 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Don't stop IIS-Express when stopping debugger with enabled Edit&Continue

                  Currently if Edit & Continue is enabled (in VS 2013 Update 3 on x64) stopping the debugger always stops IIS-Express. See MS-Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/07/11/enable-edit-and-continue-debugging-option-is-now-on-by-default-for-new-web-applications-in-vs2013-preview.aspx

                  This is very un-handy. Please don't stop IIS-Express all the time.

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                    1 comment  ·  IISExpress  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add 'Publish Files' context menu item to files in pending changes window

                    In the pending changes window it would be great if I could select the files, right-click and select 'publish files' from the context menu.

                    This would open the publish dialog as normal and I could publish just the files that have changed.

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                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • WebDeploy: Make use of zlib and use compression!!

                      One by one file copying is a dealbreaker. Please opt for zlib to compress the whole package, push the tarball, untar it on target and post the result back at once. We don't need one by one file transfer status.

                      At least provide an option for it, if people are dumb enough to realize what they don't need! It takes us MINUTES to publish the dam thing on our staging from other country.

                      zlib (http://zlib.net/) is used by the whole non-Microsoft world. Node and many other platforms and open software make use of it. It compiles fine on…

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                        0 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        under review  ·  Daria Grigoriu responded

                        Thank you for pointing this out, we will review. WebDeploy development is currently very limited so we may not be able to address right away.

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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Compiler  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Redesign ASP.NET providers to be asynchronous

                          All providers (except InProc) work with external data sources (SQL Server, Redis, etc.). For example, when processing single HTTP request a session state store provider can make several requests to an external data source. Each request to an external data source from session state store provider blocks an ASP.NET thread, becuase System.Web.SessionStateStoreProviderBase has no async methods.
                          The same is true for other providers (Output Cache Provider, Membership Provider, Profile Provider, Roles Provider). There is not much advantage in asynchronous code inside web forms or MVC controllers, if the whole ASP.NET pipeline is not asynchronous.
                          Since ASP.NET supports asynchronous httpmodules, it…

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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Don't leave IE script debugging enabled after debugging an ASP.NET site

                            It seems that when debugging an ASP.NET site in IE, Visual Studio automatically turns on IE's script debugging setting.
                            I assume that this is needed in order for Visual Studio to hook into the JavaScript engine and allow debugging JavaScript in VS.

                            However, when I am done testing my site, I will be out browsing the web and get constantly interrupted with dialog boxes telling me about errors occurring in the pages I am visiting - pages where these error messages have no meaning to me whatsoever.
                            Getting rid of these boxes essentially requires two clicks - one to check…

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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ASP.NET Identity: Add ability to have different token lifespan for different purposes

                              We're generating tokens for password resets and user invites/registration using the GeneratePasswordResetTokenAsync() and GenerateUserTokenAsync() methods exposed by the UserManager class, respectively. We'd like to be able to have a different lifespan for each of those token types (e.g. 20 minutes for password resets and 1 week for user invites/registration). However, the DataProtectorTokenProvider class only has a single TokenLifespan that is used for all purposes.

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                              • Allow control of the font when entering text (e.g. Task Description, History) on Visual Studio Online

                                When entering text (e.g. Task Description, History) on Visual Studio Online, you have no control of the font. As you copy and paste text from emails, VS or other apps, the source font is preserved. There is no obvious way to change or reset the font. It can make the result hard to read.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • WebApplicationLibrary

                                  Now you can not create a reference to another project (webApplication or ClassLibrary) that has non compiled files (aspx, ascx, cshtml, js, css, config, etc.), which are usually published on the server as is.

                                  More precisely, you can create a reference, but when you start the application, these files will not be found, because located in a different directory.

                                  For example, if the project A and project B (WebApplication) contains same cshtml-files, they could be placed in a separate project (WebApplicationLibrary?).

                                  Usually it is necessary to separate one large project into several smaller projects (modules).
                                  Something similar is used in…

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                                  • Remove SignalR's dependency on jQuery

                                    jQuery is great and all, but with a growing acceptance of two way binding from KnockoutJs, AngularJs, etc, sometimes it is just an overhead to add jQuery in order to use SignalR. Moreover, this brings a lot of problems when using ExtJs or other pure javascript UI libraries.

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                                      4 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • [Bug] Rewrite all controls which depend on javascript "Date" class (like RangeValidator)

                                      I've tried to submit a bug, but got a "You are not authorized to submit the feedback for this connection.". Great! I'm not allowed to submit a bug?.. so here it goes a "suggeston" - RangeValidator automatically creates a javascript function called "function ValidatorConvert(op, dataType, val)", which uses the Date class. At the end of this functions, it checks whether de generated date equals the input date, and when it does not, it returns null. But the behavior of the Date class is not the same across browsers (e.g. its different in ie9 and ie11) when dealing with Daylight saving…

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                                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • allow overriding of the text element behavior

                                        I use a Razor partial view to generate some SVG content. <text> is a valid SVG element. trying to get Razor to actually spit out that element was ridiculously hard using escapes. Also, if I reformatted the document it would break those escapes because of the line breaks.

                                        Please consider for example a directive that tells the parser not to handle <text> elements or perhaps simply detecting attributes on the element and turning off the behavior. i.e. if a <text> element has attributes, they must not want it to be a Razor multi-line content block.

                                        Also, I have been hearing…

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                                          0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • use package management console to add scaffolding item

                                          I would be great to be able to add scaffold items by running a command in the package console like Add-Controller -model:Person -views:All -context:MyDataContext -useansyc

                                          Or something similar to that. I have used the MvcScaffolding nuget package and it was on the right track but appears it is going by the way side. This some functionality should be include in VS out of the box.

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